COMPLETEly Awesome Brownies

These brownies are not healthy.  But they’re not the unhealthiest either.  After a rough week, something about fudgy chocolate, homemade salted caramel sauce, and fresh whipped cream sounded real, real good.

And I would say: “not to toot my own horn,” right here…but come on, I made a blog for the sole purpose of cooking awesome shit and then tooting the horn.

So, these brownies are simply amazing.  They’re not the most delicious brownies in the whole entire world.  That title is reserved for the one and only Julia Childs Best Ever Brownies.  But, considering I used half the sugar and flour as Queen Julia and that they contain nutrition from over 20 whole foods I’m pretty dang happy about ’em.

So I also made some caramel to drizzle atop of these babies.  I mean, what would brownies be without caramel sauce?  They’d be like Snoop Dogg without a perm and acrylic nails.  Still super freakin’ cool but in severely lacking in pizzazz.

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And freshly Hwipped cream too? Yes, Please.

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Ok, on to the brownies.  Butter, sugar, and dark cocoa powder.  Rarities in this house.

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And the star of the show….JPC

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And here’s a picture of me impressing Big John by cracking an egg one handed.

In my nasty kitchen.  One simply can not do it all.  I’ve got the gym and cooking thing down.  But my house is usually a mess and I still live in a lot of the same t-shirts I wore in high school.

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LOOK AT IT.  Sorry for yelling, please look at it.  Brownie batter.  The stuff dreams are made of.

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I was searching for my 9″ square but this heart seemed appropriate since I get overly emotional about chocolate.

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Bake for 20 minutes at 350.

Chocolate.

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There are no words.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
  • ⅔ cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of Juice Plus Complete Dutch Chocolate
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 9×9 non-stick baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave. Mix the cocoa powder with the butter. Add in the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, Juice Plus Complete, salt and baking powder to the mixture, and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Do not overbake!
  5. Let cool, cut into squares, and serve.

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Lil Wayne flow be like: she got them healthy recipes call her Paula Lean. Stephanie is a gangsta rap-loving wife and mom of three sweet babies, cardiac cath lab nurse, lactation consultant, fitness junkie, and foodie with a passion for properly citing sources.

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